Cedar Grove, Wisconsin
|Cedar Grove, Wisconsin|
Location of Cedar Grove, Wisconsin
|• Total||2.18 sq mi (5.65 km2)|
|• Land||2.14 sq mi (5.54 km2)|
|• Water||0.04 sq mi (0.10 km2)|
|Elevation||719 ft (219 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||2,102|
|• Density||987.4/sq mi (381.2/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||1562844|
Cedar Grove was originally settled along the shore of Lake Michigan by Dutch pioneers, and many of their descendants remain in the area today. The village relocated to its present site, about one mile inland, when the railroad came through.
Cedar Grove is located at (43.568213, -87.822915).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.18 square miles (5.65 km2), of which, 2.14 square miles (5.54 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) is water.
As of the census of 2010, there were 2,113 people, 842 households, and 597 families residing in the village. The population density was 987.4 inhabitants per square mile (381.2/km2). There were 881 housing units at an average density of 411.7 per square mile (159.0/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.8% White, 0.1% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.3% of the population.
There were 842 households of which 35.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.8% were married couples living together, 6.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.1% were non-families. 26.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.02.
The median age in the village was 37.8 years. 27.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.6% were from 25 to 44; 24.7% were from 45 to 64; and 15% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 50.2% male and 49.8% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,887 people, 699 households, and 529 families residing in the village. The population density was 917.9 people per square mile (353.7/km²). There were 724 housing units at an average density of 352.2 per square mile (135.7/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.36% White, 0.05% African American, 0.48% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.11% from other races, and 0.85% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.65% of the population.
There were 699 households out of which 38.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.7% were married couples living together, 6.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.2% were non-families. 21.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.17.
In the village the population was spread out with 29.7% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 28.2% from 25 to 44, 19.8% from 45 to 64, and 15.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 98.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.3 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $49,674, and the median income for a family was $55,781. Males had a median income of $42,112 versus $21,701 for females. The per capita income for the village was $20,658. About 3.0% of families and 2.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.6% of those under age 18 and 5.9% of those age 65 or over.
The village is served by the Cedar Grove-Belgium School District, a district shared with Belgium, a village located to the south in Ozaukee County. Cedar Grove-Belgium High School is the local high school.
Every year the town remembers its Dutch heritage with a two-day celebration, the Holland Fest, held in Memorial Park the last Friday and Saturday in July. The festival features ethnic foods, music, and 2-mile and 10K runs. Before the Saturday afternoon parade the main street is scrubbed by children and adults dressed in traditional Dutch costumes to prepare the road for the Klompen Dancers and parade to follow. Another nod to the village's Dutch roots is a full-sized replica windmill in Windmill Park downtown.
Cedar Grove in popular culture
In a September 9, 2006 episode of the Fox series Prison Break etitled "Subdivision", Cedar Grove was mentioned in the plot. Escaped inmate Charles Patoshik found himself in the village where he ended up in the home of a blind woman who mistook him for her son. The woman had a painting of the Netherlands on her wall (a reference to the town’s Dutch heritage), which the inmate stole because he thought it looked like a beautiful place to live. The series films in the Dallas area, so the Cedar Grove shown in the episode was a fictional representation.
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